The Indian team paid the price for Rishabh Pant’s poor DRS calls against Bangladesh and skipper Rohit Sharma says that he doesn’t want to jump to a conclusion yet whether the youngster is good enough to take tricky review decisions.
India did not review the decision when the umpire turned down an lbw appeal against Mushfiqur Rahim in the third ball of the 10th over, bowled by leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal.
Rahim was on six at that time and went on to make an unbeaten 60 to lead Bangladesh to a comfortable seven-wicket win, while chasing 149 on Sunday night.
“Of course, Rishabh is young and he will need time to understand. It’s too soon to judge whether he can make those decisions. Plus, the bowlers as well. It’s a combination when the captain is not in the right position to make that decision,” Rohit said at the post-match conference.
In the last ball of that Chahal’s over, when the umpire turned down a caught behind appeal against Soumya Sarkar, Rohit reviewed the decision on Pant’s insistence but lost it since there was no edge.
“When you are not in the right position (as a fielder), you have to trust your bowler and the wicketkeeper. Based on that, you have to make that decision, whichever format you play.”
Rohit felt that 148 was a defendable score had India been smart on the field.
“148 was a good score. We would have defended it if we were smart on the field. A couple of decisions we did not get it right on the field and that went against us. That’s where we lacked in decision making,” he said.